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  • DLD College London
    199 Westminster Bridge Road
    SE1 7FX
  • Head: Rachel Borland
  • T 020 7935 8411
  • F 020 7935 0755
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 14 to 21
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Westminster
  • Pupils: 500
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £7,850 - £19,990; Boarding £15,000 - £21,000 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

There’s an informal ambience here, more akin to a college than a school, with staff and students on first name basis and no uniform. Located in a swanky, purpose-built site right in the heart of London, students of all abilities...

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What the school says...

DLD College was founded in 1931 and is one of the oldest independent colleges in London. In September 2015 DLD College London entered an exciting new phase of its life when it moved across London to a brand new, purpose built campus in the heart of London overlooking Westminster and the Thames River. Today, DLD College has around 500 students studying Academic English, GCSE, A level, International Foundation Programmes (IFP) and BTEC. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

There’s an informal ambience here, more akin to a college than a school, with staff and students on first name basis and no uniform. Located in a swanky, purpose-built site right in the heart of London, students of all abilities learn in small classes, whilst boarders reside in the upper floors. Despite some being disaffected when they arrive, it’s unusual for anyone to be anti-education after a few weeks. Not, however, for young people who prefer more traditional…


Since September 2013, Rachel Borland BEd MA. Originally principal of both DLD and Abbey College in London, until they integrated on a single, purpose-built site with student accommodation on Westminster Bridge Road in September 2015. Previously principal of Abbey College in Birmingham, as well as principal of the largest private boarding school in Nigeria. In addition, she’s been...

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Special Education Needs

DLD has two specialist tutors to help students with moderate dyslexia and other learning difficulties. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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